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#170 of 2502 Some Comparisons for Alex70
Jul 18, 2000 (10:45 pm)
Sept 99 Car&Driver did a complete Sedan Comparison.Last Place-Hyundai Sonata GLS, 7th- Chevy Malibu LS, 6th-Nissan Altima GXE, 5th-Dodge Stratus ES, 4th-Toyota Camry LE, 3rd-Olds Alero GL,2nd-Honda Accord Es, And the winner-Mitsubishi Galant ES. As far as the Nissan comparison, the Altima doesn't have a V6 option, and the Maxima is a slightly larger more expensive vehicle than the Galant, it's closer to the Toyota Avalon. Unless you're paying cash, you can't get a comparable vehicle to the GTZ with the 1.9 financing. I just got done driving Honda, Olds, and Toyota, and dollar for dollar, the GTZ was the clear winner. As for the price, We got ours last Saturday for a litle less than what you posted, but it's still a decent price, I'm sure you can get $500 knocked off w/out too much wrestling. The 2000 GTZ's are VERY hard to find, and with the 1.9% the dealers don't have much incentive to make major price cuts. Just get it you'll love it :o)
#171 of 2502 epikgtz and others
Jul 19, 2000 (12:23 am)
I didn't even think about the altima. But now that you mention it I guess your right,it the right comparison, Thanks for the info. I thought the GTZ looked sharp. but the es v6 does have a certain something. I'm glad no problms w/gtz.WAS the gtz a better buy price wise?
Let me clarify, I know no car is completely prblm free. But I want and need a car that is reliable. I hate being stranded on the highway in the middle of the night or unable to get to work.( no public transport in my town). Thanks for car & drvr info!!! I test drove the camry#4 which I know is reliable but I wasn't very impressed with the styling.
Jul 19, 2000 (6:39 am)
Is your friend ES 4-cyl or V6 ? and if 4-cyl, does he have original 15" alloys or bigger aftermarkets?
Jul 19, 2000 (1:12 pm)
The recall only affects Mitsu cars built in Japan. And the article said none of the cars being recalled were exported out of Japan. Thus I think our cars are not affected by the recall. Besides, the US version of the Galant is built in Normal, Illinois, not in Japan. (Our US version is slightly different from the Japanese version.) However, the Montero (Pajero as it is called in Japan) is built in Japan.
#174 of 2502 Alex70 and Ultratech
Jul 19, 2000 (1:16 pm)
The ES/V6 is probably a tad better buy pricewise because the GTZs are so rare the dealers are less willing to move on the price. My deal was $1 less than someone else on the board who bought a '00 GTZ and $28 less than a 3rd person's so I think there is a set range they want to keep the GTZs at because if we didn't take it, the next person in the door would have. I think it's worth it though, the 1.9% financing more than made up for any small change I though the dealer could have come down, so I am completely happy with my deal.
His is the V6 and it came with the same wheels that are standard on the GTZ. So when he added the spoiler, the only ways you could tell the difference between his ES and my GTZ on the outside was the chrome grill, the ES symbol (obviously) and the fact that there was a 3rd light both in the back windo and on the spoiler. (The GTZ doesn't have a 3rd light in the back window because it's on the spoiler).
However, on the inside he has the cloth instead of the leather, doesn't have the side airbags, the sport instrument panel, the woodgrain detailing, or the sport suspension. If I remember correctly, his car was about $2500 less than mine, but I don't know how much he had to add back in to have the spoiler added or if that was part of his final negotiations. I can ask.
#175 of 2502 The Sound of Music
Jul 19, 2000 (7:20 pm)
I just recently (two weeks ago)purchased the new 2000 Galant LS V6 with the Infinity audio system and I love the way it handles. I just have one problem...exactly one week after purchasing it the audio system stopped working. I took it back to the dealership and they thought it may be a fuse, but it wasn't. I had already checked. The Infinity audio system has an anti-theft system that requires a code whenever there is a disconnect in power.
Anyway, not only does the audio system not work, but now when I hit the lock button on my door, it doesn't lock. It seems to be some electronic problems.
Well...anyway, the dealership says they don't have enough mechanics available this week, so I'll
be without "The Sound of Music" for a week.
Has any one else experienced this problem with the Infinity Audio system?
#176 of 2502 Sound of Music
Jul 19, 2000 (8:24 pm)
I've had my '99 GTZ since 11/98 W/24k miles & haven't had any type of electrical or mechanical problems w/it. (Knock on wood) My fiancee just got a '00 GTZ last week & so far w/500miles on it-no problems either. Looks like you got that 1 in a million deal. Hopefully the dealer can fix it permanantly.
#177 of 2502 GTZ PRICING
Jul 20, 2000 (3:18 am)
I AM LOOKING AT A GTZ GALANT
CAN SOME OF YOU SHARE THE BEST PRICING YOU HAVE PURCHASED THIS CAR FOR
I AM TRYING TO GET 1.9% FINANCING + THE 1500.00 REBATE
#178 of 2502 Noises in and uder dash
Jul 20, 2000 (5:07 am)
Has anyone encountered any noises comming from in or under their dash? I have a 2000 ES V6 and 1 thing is my winshield on the driverside has stared rattling like it's not fit tight. The other is a really weird noise some where inthe dash. It started out by sounding like something was loose and now it usually has a tinkling sound. It seems to be comming from the passenger side. Other that that I'm pretty happy with mine.
#179 of 2502 Noises in and uder dash
Jul 20, 2000 (12:50 pm)
ddk1, I'm only guessing on this, but the noise that is coming from the dricer side, I think it could be you VIN # plate rattling (slightly loose), and the other rattle that you are hearing from the passenger side could be the glove box ( need to adjust the lock on it, so it will stop rattling).
Now I'm only talking a wild guess, from experiencing those two issues with my fiancee's Galant.
let me know